10.5.7 Java Vulnerability?

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  1. jt2ga65 macrumors regular

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  3. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

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  4. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

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    oh i guess you just go to , Safari or FF an uncheck enable Java

    , does it go for JavaScript too or just Java
     
  5. iShater macrumors 604

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    Not sure how this is reflects poorly on Java. We have had issues across systems with libraries in all kinds of apps/lanuages.

    Yes in your browser preferences.

    Just Java, JavaScript is another animal.
     
  6. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

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    thanks man, so disabling java should prevent it till the update right?

    hurry apple. lol
     
  7. D A macrumors regular

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    If you use the No-Script addon to Firefox you can block the usage of Java on every non-trusted site. If you really need Java it should help somewhat. If any of the trusted sites are using the exploit you're f-ed though.
     
  8. jt2ga65 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, considering that many of the web-based applications that I use for doing my job use java, disabling it really isn't a good option. I guess it's back to Windows, or ignore this problem until Apple gets off their butts to fix it.

    Of course, Apple knows best, and believes that Java and Flash are not required for users of the Internet. Hell, they still haven't figured out the importance of more than one damn mouse button! Using two hands to do what should be a one hand task just is nonsense.

    -jt2
     
  9. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

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    how high of a risk is this, is it pretty low that i would get anything
     
  10. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    NoScript is a whitelist plugin for Firefox. It disables ALL java and javascript, you have to manually re-enable it for each site you visit. Only allow it on sites you trust.
     

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